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Waking up with a toothache can be quite disconcerting. While you might find some relief by applying a topical oral anesthetic, this should not be viewed as a long-term treatment option. Toothaches of this magnitude are always a sign that something within the tooth or gums is in serious distress. If you fail to seek timely professional care at Edward B. Miller, DDS, even more serious complications could befall you.

In most cases, a toothache is the direct result of tooth decay or damage penetrating the sensitive pulp or root inside the tooth. For a tooth in this condition, Dr. Edward B. Miller will need to examine the tooth to develop an effective course of treatment. This might require endodontic therapy with a root canal.  

If you suspect the toothache is related to a recent oral trauma, it’s possible that the accident may have damaged the softer, sensitive tissues inside the tooth. While this often occurs immediately following the oral trauma, it could be delayed by several days as inflammation builds in the surrounding soft tissues.

While you await your appointment at our dental office, you might want to try rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums. This might provide some temporary relief from pain.

If you have a toothache and you live in the Duncanville, Texas, area, you should call 972-298-6131 to seek professional treatment at Edward B. Miller, DDS.